MCKINNEY, Texas- Volunteer McKinney is celebrating 20 years of serving the community and their annual SPIRIT of McKinney Volunteer Awards event is part of the celebration.
On Thursday, March 22, Volunteer McKinney will be hosting this exciting event, which includes announcing the winners from seven categories.
Dana Riley, Volunteer McKinney’s Executive Director, shares the importance of the SPIRIT of McKinney Volunteer Awards ceremony. “We work with with so many dedicated agencies. To allow these organizations to honor those who devote their time and talents to the betterment of our community is what Volunteer McKinney is all about. We have so many things to celebrate and we plan on doing just that.”
Kim Hoffman-Volunteer of the Year Award-Presented to one adult who exemplifies the true spirit of Volunteerism through volunteering with numerous organizations in or around McKinney and demonstrates a passion for identifying and meeting this community’s needs.
- Jason Hernandez
- Kimberly Hughes
- Sheila Williamson
Pete & Nancy Huff Community Service Award-Presented to a person(s) who demonstrate a long-standing commitment to this community through volunteerism, board service and/or leadership of local organizations or groups.
- Jeremiah Hammer
- Bob Hutchings
- Stella Stevens
The Heart Award-Presented to an individual or group who has provided significant volunteer service to one agency or organization and has made a significant impact on the agency and/or the clients they serve.
- Gina Holter
- Bryan Johnson
- Ned & Carolyn Searles
- Barbara Washecheck
Nonprofit Leadership Award-Presented to a person within a McKinney-area nonprofit organization, (paid or volunteer) who demonstrates leadership, commitment and vision within their organization and/or in collaboration with other organizations for the common good.
- Carol Bodwell of the Community Food Pantry
- Derrick Robinson of the Alliance of Elite Youth Leadership
- Ruth Thompson of HUGS Café
- Carol Wood of CityChurch McKinney
Volunteer Group Award-Presented to a group of volunteers who have joined together in service to others as they contribute to a local nonprofit, cause or organization.
- AARP Tax Volunteers for the McKinney Libraries
- Medical City McKinney Volunteer Auxiliary
- Phillips Episcopal Church of Frisco for Embrace Texas
Inspired to Serve Award-Presented to a public or private school, home school group or other group that endeavors to teach and demonstrate serving others to its students through curriculum, programs and community service initiatives.
- Collin College’s Alpha Mu Tau Chapter
- McKinney Christian Academy Upper School Students
- McKinney Housing Authority
“Spirit of McKinney” Business Service Award-Presented to a McKinney area business for their demonstration of community support through volunteerism and/or financial support of local nonprofits including employee engagement programs and sponsorships of community events.
- Haynes Landscaping
- Premier Plumbers of Texas
The 2018 SPIRIT of McKinney Volunteer Awards will be held on March 22, 2018 at Piazza on the Green in McKinney. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the program will begin at 7 pm. Tickets can be purchased by going to this link:
For more information on the 2018 SPIRIT of McKinney Volunteer Awards, contact Ana Gonzalez at 972.672.7716.
About Volunteer McKinney
Since 1998, Volunteer McKinney has connected volunteers to local nonprofit organizations and provides assistance to local organizations. Volunteer McKinney serves the community through events such as the ‘Spirit of McKinney Volunteer Awards”, “McKinney Make a Difference Day”, “Collin County Giving Day” and the “Summit on Youth”. Connecting people to their passion through volunteerism and strengthening McKinney area nonprofits through training and collaboration. For more information visit VolunteerMcKinney.org.
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